Listen to Martha Norwalk's Animal World every Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon

Upcoming Event with Linda Rasmussen, CEO and founder of Vertical Energy Worldwide,

Linda is giving a free introductory treatment to all who ask. This can be done in-person or at her office or remotely. Call or text to 206-841-1992 or to Linda at

Classes with Natasha Venter
A frequent guest on Martha's show, Natasha offers classes on a variety of subjects.

Awakening Your Intuitive Gift, 6 classes over a 3-month period, 30 min. to one-hour classes. Understand how and why you receive information and the messages you have been receiving, discover tools to use inside and out of you to navigate the world, and have conversations to support the individual walk of your gifts. You can take this course in a group or individually and Natasha will schedule you accordingly. Call her to get started. $150.

Bringing Light to the Shadow World, 6 classes over a 3-month period, 30 min, to 1 hour classes. Understand the shadow in you (emotions, traumas, hidden internal aches) and how it relates to everday life, integrate light into your shadow world, and learn how to stay the course through the shadows. You can take this course in a group or individually and Natasha will schedule you accordingly. $150.

For more information on the classes above, visit For Paypal and Zoom links, contact her at or 360-770-7486.

Upcoming Events at the Northwest Stream Center
McCollum Park, 600 128th At. SE, Everett, 98208; 425-316-8592

Holiday Trees for Salmon at NW Stream Center available now.
Once again, the Adopt A Stream Foundation is selling “live & wild” Holiday Trees for Salmon at the Northwest Stream Center. There is a great selection of live 3 to 5 foot-high ($40, $60, $100) Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, and Douglas Fir trees that are in pots. After the holidays, all trees returned to the Northwest Stream Center will be planted next to local salmon streams. Tree purchasers will also receive a 2021 Adopt A Stream Foundation membership.  Benefits include free entry to the Northwest Stream Center for 2021,  discounts to 2021 Streamkeeper Academy events, and discounts on purchases at the Northwest Stream Center Nature Store.  

To reduce crowds and promote social distancing, make a reservation by going to Reservations are limited to parties of 5 in 15 minute intervals between 10am and 3pm. No more than five customers will be allowed in the Nature Store at a time, and masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.

The Northwest Stream Center is open to the public Tuesdays-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance reservations are required on a 15-minute schedule, with visitors limited to one group (up to 5 people) every 15 minutes to ensure adequate social distancing as well as nature's solitude! Face covering required for entry. Select a time slot for reservation and arrive early at the Northwest Stream Center Gate House. Admission will be collected upon arrival. AASF Members: Free admission

Check out Streamkeeper Volunteer Opportunities and their student internship opportunities! Adopt A Stream Foundation is now ready to accept interns who are looking for some real world experience in the field of natural resources, environmental science, stream and wetland ecology, STEM and the like. Learn more about opportunities and the application process at

Upcoming events for NW Canine Coalition:

Upcoming Events for Pawsitive Alliance

December 2020: Statewide Shelter Open House: This year, Pawsitive Alliance has revamped Shelter Open House for 2020 and will be holding it as a month-long event in December. Since all our allies have gone to adoption by appointment models, we thought it was only appropriate to bring in our rescue partners as well. Last year’s event saw over 400 adoptions, and we hope that this year’s event brings many more as we expand the duration and number of participants. If you are looking for a new four-legged friend, Shelter Open House will be a great opportunity to find him/her! With all our new allies across the state, this year’s Shelter Open House will be a great opportunity for pets and people to find each other!

Groups Participating:
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, Seattle Humane, Seattle Area Feline Rescue, Homeward Pet, Adams County Pet Rescue, Yakima Humane Society, Auburn Valley Humane Society, Jefferson County Humane Society, Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League, Spokanimal, Seattle Dogs Homeless Program, Humane Society of Cowlitz County, Skagit Valley Humane Society, Wigglin Home Boxer Rescue, Purrfect Pals, Meow Cat Rescue, Humane Society of Kitsap County

Save the Date! #GivingTuesday is December 1, 2020!
#GivingTuesday is coming on December 1, 2020! This is your chance to make a difference for the people and pets of Washington. Your donation during this year's #GivingTuesday will mean even more this year, as fundraising events were cancelled, including the in-person Gala for a Pawsitive Future. With your donation, Pawsitive Alliance will be able to keep their life-saving programs operating across the state. A portion of all proceeds will go toward the new Pawsitive Lifeline Fund to provide veterinary care to our state's most vulnerable population: the homeless. Please donate on December 1!

Also scheduled:

March 27, 2021: Gala for a Pawsitive Future, Bothell

December 5, 2021: Shelter Open House

Upcoming Events for Homeward Pet Adoption Center:

Homeward Pet is open by appointment. Visitors to the shelter for adoption appointments also have the responsibility to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and maintain social distancing of 6 feet. For Homeward Pet, necessary PPE includes wearing a mask. In addition, all visitors will have their temperature checked with a no-touch, infrared thermometer. Animals available for adoption will also be posted to their website and our website will continue to be updated as new animals are made available. All in-person appointments to meet with a cat or dog will take place on a Saturday or Sunday. More info:

Events at Seattle Humane

Seattle Humane is closed to the public. Please keep checking the website.

Whisker Wonderland Photo Contest through Dec. 18
Seattle Humane’s new winter-themed photo competition is officially open, so register your fur baby, post a festive photo and get the word out today! Every dollar you raise is a vote for your pet and a helping paw for a pet in need. You can add a little extra glam to your pet’s photo using one of the fun photo props or frames on their website, or add a frame to your Facebook profile to let people know you are making a difference in the lives of pets throughout the community. The five pets receiving the most Whisker Wonderland votes will be featured on Seattle Humane's social media channels at the end of December! This contest runs from through Dec 18. Visit Seattle Humane's Whisker Wonderland website to learn more and register today!

Home to Home Program: Keeping Pets Out of the Shelter 
Seattle Humane is working hard to keep families together through its community outreach programs, but sometimes pet guardians have to make the very difficult decision to find new homes for their furry friends. Rather than go through the stressful process of surrendering them to our shelter, pet guardians now have the option of using Seattle Humane’s Home to Home program. This direct-to-adopter tool lets people communicate with prospective adopters, and find the right new home for their pets. The Home to Home program has had an amazing response since it launched almost a month ago, with 14 lucky pets finding new homes. Many incoming surrenders to Seattle Humane have been canceled recently, because Home to Home gave pet guardians the right tools to handle rehoming on their own. If you’re needing to rehome a pet or looking to grow your family, please visit

Adoption by Appointment: Under Seattle Humane’s new adoptions-by-appointment system, prospective adopters will first be asked to identify the pet they’re interested in taking home and fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire. A Seattle Humane team member will contact applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be an over-the-phone advising process to ensure they are a good match for the dog, cat, or critter they wish to adopt. Seattle Humane does not have a set timeline for when an adopter might be invited to campus for an in-person meeting with an adoption candidate, but people will have the option of placing a hold on a shelter animal in the meantime. More details about the new system are available at

Public Spay and Neuter Services are now available. Sign up on the Spay and Neuter page at the website.

What's New at Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project

FCSNP is back open!
The clinic will operate on a Tuesday-Friday schedule for the time being. They are prioritizing feral and free-roaming cats and appointments that were affected by the closure. Fill out a form to make an appointment.

FCSNP is hiring an LVT (or experience veterinary assistant) and a part-time veterinarian, For more information on how to apply, as well as complete job descriptions, please visit their website at

Events and Services at Purrfect Pals

Free Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic Fridays by appointment at the Purrfect Pals clinic in Arlington. Donations are encouraged but not required. Please call 360-652-9611 or email to schedule an appointment.

Updates from MEOW

Become a MEOW Guardian Angel: A "Guardian Angel" is a person who cares deeply for an adult cat or cats, but isn't in the position to adopt them. This person pre-pays the adoption fee so that when someone is interested in adopting a cat or cats, the fee is waived. At any given time, MEOW has many adult cats who have Guardian Angels, blessed by the person who wants them to find a home, there will be no adoption fee.

Vouchers for Free Public Spay/Neuter Surgeries Available through MEOW: Thanks to grant funds received, MEOW continues to provide needed spay/neuter surgery support to those in our community. Funds are available for dogs, feral or free-roaming cats, cats belonging to anyone needing financial assistance, and cats who qualify for their Toms & Moms program. If you know someone who could use their help, please have them call the shelter (425-822-6369) or email MEOW at

Above: Martha with Freedom the eagle.

See photos from Freedom The Eagle's visit to Animal World


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